A 2014 test provided evidence that the U.S.’ F-35 fighter jet could prove to be a viable weapon against the threat of a North Korean-launched ballistic missile, reports said.
The high-tech F-35’s sensors could help other missile-defense equipment track and destroy an intercontinental ballistic missile launched by North Korea.
“The shooter now has information to go and put his information in the right place,” Montgomery said. “Thus, the radar doesn’t have to search. It goes, ‘I know where it is; it’s right there.’”
The news was reportedly wasn’t released until Tuesday because it took several years to determine. The modeling and simulation numbers are classified, but Montgomery told Defense One that, “I can tell you right now that this system, as depicted here, really does help the ballistic missile environment.” – Fox News
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